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Education Materials

 Education Materials

Good from the Wood Boxes and Bags

There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day - everything from baby food and ice cream, to rayon and paint, items like toothpaste, cosmetics, medicine and household cleaners are also made from wood and paper products. However, what makes all of these products special is that they come from a renewable resource - trees. The NCFA shares Goods from the Woods boxes at various events and they are available upon request. Each Study Box is loaded with 13 items and includes a description for the contents. Each Study Bag contains 13 items found in a classroom that helps students make the connection between our forest and our forest products. Click here for a description of the bag's contents.

Lesson Plan

Every part of a tree can be used to make something. From wood to extracts from leaves, roots to crown, more than 5,000 products are made. In this class, students will gain an appreciation of the value of trees and understand just how much we depend on trees in our daily lives.

A Tree's Dream

Forestry and education partners from across the Southeast collaborated to create the new environmental education program, "A Tree's Dream." These materials teach youth about ways we are conserving Earth’s natural resources and protecting the environment through the “A Tree’s Dream” video and accompanying lessons. Follow the dream of Tim the tree as he fulfills his dream of becoming part of a family’s home.

Teachers can request education materials by calling the NCFA or by emailing ajuliana@ncforestry.org. Please include the address of your school and the quantity of posters or rack cards you are requesting.


  1. Is Clearcutting Bad for Wildlife?
  2. Parts of a Leaf
  3. Tree Identification: Leaves
  4. Tree Identification: Fruit - Out of Print
  5. Parts of A Tree
  6. Forest Succession - Out of Print
  7. The Carbon Cycle
  8. Birds of the NC Timber Forest
  9. Life Cycle of a Tree
  10. Goods from the Woods

Carbon Rack Cards

Click for three different educational cards: Sources of Carbon Dioxide, Sinks of Carbon Dioxide, and Trees and Their Superpowers. These cards highlight the relationship between carbon and our forests! Cards are a great resource to share fast facts for 8th-12th grade students.